The Boston 091 (47mm)
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The Boston 091 (47mm)

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The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)
The Boston 091 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 091 unique: For Today’s Watch of the Day we present this spectacular timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 091. We love the simplicity of this dial, carefully accented by these grooves that wrap around the entire outer portion of the face, reminiscent of a vinyl record. These stark, bold numerals lay over the top, as well as minute indicators all around the outside. Simple spade-style hands bring character to the watch and stand out against the soft dial, all inside of our sandblasted titanium case. A copper crown adds a nice accent and a touch of color, while this black strap completes the look and ties everything together. We are treated to a visual display of craftsmanship on the movement within this watch, with the entire build plate being carefully machined with this incredibly detailed design that spans multiple layers and keeps your eye moving all around. Rose-gold gears peek through from beneath, as well as a brass balance wheel to add to the visual display. Decorated with 17 friction-set jewels that keep everything turning nicely, and stainless steel hardware throughout. This watch was originally produced in 1917 in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company. This is the same year that the design journal “De Stijl” was published, popularizing the De Stijl movement. This was a collection of different designers, producing numerous concepts and publications that threw out the pre-war era designs and replaced them with very minimal style designs that focused purely on functionalism and abolished intricate surface decorations and colors. The style was strongly based on rectilinearity and simplified color tones, and would eventually inspire future designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright. The group never actually produced many of the products that they designed but played a major role in many of the future design innovations and minimalism movement that followed later in the early ’60s and still into the present day.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 21125405
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 091 unique: For Today’s Watch of the Day we present this spectacular timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 091. We love the simplicity of this dial, carefully accented by these grooves that wrap around the entire outer portion of the face, reminiscent of a vinyl record. These stark, bold numerals lay over the top, as well as minute indicators all around the outside. Simple spade-style hands bring character to the watch and stand out against the soft dial, all inside of our sandblasted titanium case. A copper crown adds a nice accent and a touch of color, while this black strap completes the look and ties everything together. We are treated to a visual display of craftsmanship on the movement within this watch, with the entire build plate being carefully machined with this incredibly detailed design that spans multiple layers and keeps your eye moving all around. Rose-gold gears peek through from beneath, as well as a brass balance wheel to add to the visual display. Decorated with 17 friction-set jewels that keep everything turning nicely, and stainless steel hardware throughout. This watch was originally produced in 1917 in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company. This is the same year that the design journal “De Stijl” was published, popularizing the De Stijl movement. This was a collection of different designers, producing numerous concepts and publications that threw out the pre-war era designs and replaced them with very minimal style designs that focused purely on functionalism and abolished intricate surface decorations and colors. The style was strongly based on rectilinearity and simplified color tones, and would eventually inspire future designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright. The group never actually produced many of the products that they designed but played a major role in many of the future design innovations and minimalism movement that followed later in the early ’60s and still into the present day.

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